GONG TV Programs Now Available on iPhone and iPod Touch, with Free vSNAX Videos App

Oct 26th 2008
GONG, the first New Media television for Anime in Europe and North America, TV programs are now available on the Anime channel of vSNAX Videos, a free app for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch. vSNAX is the destination for video on the iPhone, aggregating and refreshing short video clips from over 25 premium media partners every day.

GONG's launch with Rhythm NewMedia on both vSNAX Videos and two of the largest mobile operators in the United States, marks the first time the GONG experience has been optimized for mobile in North America. GONG TV fans will now be able to watch the GONG channel and its amazing Japanese animation programs on-the-go. GONG brings to teen and young Adults the top-rated and most popular Anime series. Including; Ikki Tousen, Cosmo Warrior Zero, Kare Kano, Utena, Babel II. These GONG shows are available as short three to five minute clips, which are ideal for the mobile environment.

“Through this domestic deal with Rhythm NewMedia, creators of the vSNAX Videos iPhone App, we are able to deliver programs directly to GONG fans wherever they are in the country. This is a major step in GONG Media developments to achieve a global new media Anime Network across Europe and North America.” says André de Semlyen, President and CEO of GONG Media.

“We chose GONG as one of our vSNAX partners because they have great shows and filled a need that vSNAX users voiced” said Ian Foley, senior director of business development for Rhythm NewMedia.

For more information check out GONG website: www.gonganime.com

About GONG
GONG, the first exclusive cutting edge Japanese animation network, is the only on-demand Anime channel, available anywhere, anytime, on any screen (TV, Mobile, Internet, VOD), across Europe and North America that brings to Manga fans - teens and adults the top-rated and most popular Anime series such as the cult hit in Japan “The Slayers”, the sexy and fighty “Ikki Tousen”, very high quality production including CGI and epic battle scenes in “Karas”, or shows from the saga of one of the most famous Manga drawer Leiji Matsumoto, like “Cosmo Warrior Zero” or “Gun Frontier”.
GONG is available in France on Neuf-SFR, WAT, Free and TF1 Vision as a Broadband VOD service. In the UK, GONG channel is accessible 24/7 on Orange TV, and on all mobile operators as a VOD and SVOD service. GONG mobile channel is also broadcasting in Poland and Romania on the Orange Services. In Europe and North America, GONG is available on New Media platforms like JOOST, Babelgum, YouTube, MSN, Blinkx, Hulu.

About Rhythm NewMedia & vSNAX Videos
Rhythm NewMedia is the leader in customized mobile video solutions and applications, working closely with professional media partners and advertisers to both monetize and create the best video viewing experience. Rhythm is a trusted partner with a proven track record of over 50 million mobile video ads served in partnership with 60 media companies, several top tier mobile operators and more than 50 top name brand advertisers. Rhythm's services include ad sales, ad serving, custom iPhone and Smartphone application development, mobile site design, and overall video management. Rhythm recently launched vSNAX Videos (vSNAX.com), a free entertainment application for Apple's iPhone and iPod touch, to showcase Rhythm's innovation in providing an exceptional user experience, ground breaking ad units, and high quality streaming. Rhythm investors include The Carlyle Group, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures and Rembrandt Venture Partners. For more information please visit: www.rhythmnewmedia.com

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